The Divine considers this one of the most inspirational quotes for women –and for men– because the Divine is not happy with what is going on in the world. Not at all.
Well, ok, it’s probably more that I am not happy with what is going on the world.
The Divine is perfect and has created the world to operate the way it does for a reason. Whatever that may be. God’s plan is mysterious.
Far be it from me to quibble. Even if I want to.
But at the risk of being ungracious, I must ask the question: WTF?
M and I talk a lot about the state of the world when we take walks. Just the other day I was saying that I thought this might be the worst time in our history. He pointed out that our parents (and us, when we were young) lived under threat of nuclear destruction –a threat so pervasive we learned to duck and cover in school. His point was that the world has always been like this.
And maybe it has.
I try to stay away from the news. Do I really need to hear about another beheading? Or that a woman was stoned to death? Can I stand another bomb going off somewhere, anywhere? Or more people being shot and killed? A crazy pilot left in charge? Cable news networks that beat bad news to death over and over and over…
I’d like God to come down and tell us that none of it really happened. That it’s all an April Fool’s joke.
By the way, if, like so many people, you are now quite worried about flying, Capt. Tom Bunn has some tips for you in a piece for this week’s TIME. Capt. Tom is both a retired airline captain and a therapist; he founded SOAR, the fear of flying course that worked so well for me 15 years ago when the fear hit me out of nowhere. It’s worth a read. The course is excellent. I blogged about it and my experiences, HERE.
How do you cope with the state of the world today?